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Reduced Kinetics Schemes for Oxides of Nitrogen Emissions from a Slow Speed Marine Diesel


Goldsworthy, LC, Reduced Kinetics Schemes for Oxides of Nitrogen Emissions from a Slow Speed Marine Diesel, Energy and Fuels, 17, (2) pp. 450-456. ISSN 0887-0624 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1021/ef020172c


A number of reduced chemical kinetics schemes are compared for prediction of NO x emissions from a slow-speed marine diesel engine, using a zero-dimensional model. The kinetic evolution of NO is tracked in 10 representative parcels of burnt gas, formed sequentially during combustion. Dilution of the burnt gas by unburnt air is accounted for. The model is developed for use in a machinery space simulator for training marine engineers and in a predictive emissions monitoring system. It runs in real time on a standard PC and requires experimental data for calibration. Kinetics schemes modeled include the extended Zeldovich mechanism and five schemes involving nitrous oxide. The addition of nitrous oxide reactions to the extended Zeldovich mechanism increases predicted NO x by up to 15%. The N 2O reactions which give the most significant contribution to NO x in the context of a large marine diesel engine have been identified. NO from fuel bound nitrogen is likely to be significant for engines operating on residual fuel oil.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Environmental engineering
Research Field:Environmental engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable energy activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable energy activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Goldsworthy, LC (Dr Laurie Goldsworthy)
ID Code:47111
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Australian Maritime College
Deposited On:2007-09-11
Last Modified:2007-09-11

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